Sam Pitroda wants Social Media to Address Poverty


sam-pitrodaStatistics have shown that Instagram alone could solve the problem of hunger in India. Diversity has been the backbone of the human race. We evolve with time and now is the time to use Social Media to solve our problems. National Innovation Council’s Chairman Sam Pitroda had something similar to say.

Sam Pitroda tweeted asking his followers on ways we could use Social Media to improve the lives of the poor in the world.

Mr. Sam said,

“Today, as a nation of a connected billion, a first in the history of the world, we need to leverage emerging technologies, including social media, to help alleviate the enormous problem of poverty,”

in his keynote address at the India Innovation Summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Discussions encompassed key policy interventions, funding mechanisms, and partnership opportunities between India and the US in the innovation space.

He elaborated on the recent formation of the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA), which manifested as PPP-model based, non-profit company jointly incorporated by the Technology Development Board (TDB) of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), and CII.

“A lot remains to be done in India on the innovation front, and we believe that the power of collaboration between India and the US — two countries with a diverse, democratic and creative people — would yield tremendous results.

Sam points out that we should use Social Media to solve problems related to poverty. Implementing the idea might be a lot of work but it could pay off. Will this be the revolution that solves world hunger?

Read more:

Interview with Mr. Vikas Bagri who works with Mr. Sam Pitroda at the National Innovation Council (Interview: Part1 and Part2)